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Jonas Bengtsson Nyström

Jonas was born on June 8 1780 on the farm Fernsviken in Nyeds parish, Värmlands county. His parents were Bengt Jonsson and his wife Brita Andersdotter.

His father died before 1790 and his mother became a widow. Around 1792 his mother, Jonas and his three brothers Anders, Henric and Lars, moved from the farm Fernsviken. To where they moved is not yet known.

In 1801 he and his brother Lars Bengtsson, born 1888, moved from Nyeds parish to Gunneruds Mill in Alsters parish. They lived in the house of the "Fireman" Magnus Andersson and his family. By that time Jonas was named "the Nail smith henchman".

In September, 1802, he married the maid Britta Svensdotter, from Gunneruds Mill in Alsters parish. The exact date for their wedding is not noted in the church books. Later that year, 1802, he and his wife moved back to Nyeds parish and the farm Fernsviken.

The following year, 1803, they once again moved to Gunneruds Mill in Alsters parish. His profession by that time was "Nail smith master". His brother Lars Bengtsson also lived with the family at Gunneruds Mill. He moved on to Älvsbacka parish, Värmlands county, in 1808.

In 1809, his mother-in-law, the widow Catharina Eskilsdotter moved in with his family in Gunnerud. In December the same year his wife Brita died. After the death of his wife his mother-in-law stayed with the family.

The following year, in December, 1810, Jonas remarried. His new wife was the maid, Annika Eriksdotter, from the farm Mosserud in Nedre Ulleruds parish, Värmlands county. They had published their banns on October 7, 14 and 21. The wedding took place in Alsters parish.

In 1811, Jonas left his job as a nail smith at Gunneruds Mill and the family moved to his new wife's family farm in Mosserud in Nedre Ulleruds parish. Now he is only named as ”The man Jonas Nyström”.

In the following year, 1812, his mother-in-law to his first wife, Catharina Eskilsdotter, came to stay with them in Mosserud. She stayed with the family until she died in July 1813. The mother-in-law of his second wife, the widow Margareta Nilsdotter, born 1751 in Östra Ämterviks parish, also lived with the family. She lived there until she died around 1840.

From his first marriage he had two children, his son Johan and daughter Maria Lisa. With his second wife, Annika, he had seven more children.

In the church books for 1835 -1845, it is noted that Jonas was ”superannuated”. From 1846 he is noted as ”the farm owner”.

Jonas lived in Mosserud in Nedre Ulleruds parish for the rest of his life. He died on April 2 1855, 74 years old. What happened to his wife Annika after that is not yet known.

Children together with Annika Eriksdotter:
  • Brita Kajsa, * September 28 1811, ?. † before 1812, Nedre Ullerud.
  • Anna, * March 31 1815, Nedre Ullerud. † 1846-55, Nedre Ullerud.
  • Maria, * September 29 1817, Nedre Ullerud. † 1819, Nedre Ullerud.
  • Maria , * November 12 1820, Nedre Ullerud.
  • Lisa, * September 27 1823, Nedre Ullerud.
  • Erik, * July 8 1827, Nedre Ullerud.
  • Stina, * September 10 1829, Nedre Ullerud.

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